5th Annual Gulf-Atlantic Veterinary Conference

Anti-emetics and Appetite Stimulants: A Review of the Old and an Introduction to the New

Saturday, December 2
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Location: Grand Ballroom Salon A


Delayed gastric emptying, ileus, and anorexia resulting from systemic illness or surgical procedures are increasing recognized in veterinary medicine. Consequently, veterinary practitioners are commonly faced with managing the resulting sequelae (e.g esophagitis, aspiration pneumonia, and delayed healing) and their effect on patient morbidity and mortality. For this reason, anti-emetics and appetite stimulants are among the most commonly prescribed medications in veterinary medicine and pharmaceutical companies are motivated to improve this class of medications. In this 50 minute seminar, we will discuss both new and old anti-emetics and appetite stimulants and review the current literature to determine if these newer products provide advantages over existing products.

M. Katherine Tolbert

Assistant Professor
University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. M. Katherine ("Katie") Tolbert is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. She received her Bachelor of Science from Berry College in Rome, Georgia. She completed her veterinary degree as well as a small animal medicine and surgery rotating internship at the University of Georgia. She then completed a small animal internal medicine residency at North Carolina State University. Following her residency, she pursued a doctorate in Comparative Biomedical Sciences at North Carolina State University. She is currently on faculty as an Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine (UT CVM). In addition to running an extramurally funded lab devoted to clinical and basic gastroenterology research, Dr. Tolbert also has a clinical appointment serving as a small animal internist at the UT CVM. She has a passion for all of the sub-specialties of clinical medicine but particularly enjoys gastrointestinal, immune-mediated, and infectious diseases. Dr. Tolbert’s clinical research program is focused on small animal gastroenterology with a specific interest in the investigation of the efficacy of anti-secretory drugs and gastroprotectants and the rationale for their use in the treatment of acid-related disorders, organ failure, and inflammatory diseases in companion animals. Her basic science research program is dedicated to characterizing the pathogenic mechanisms of feline Tritrichomonas foetus infection and exploring novel therapies to prevent and/or ameliorate T. foetus-induced colitis. Peer-reviewed manuscripts written by the author can be found at: orcid.org/0000-0001-8725-9530.


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